Three arrested after string of violence in Atlantic City
Abdul Bailey (left) and Austin Clark (right)
ATLANTIC CITY -
Police arrested two men and a juvenile after a violent Saturday in the city.
After a string of violence, including six calls for shots fired, and a carjacking, police identified 19 year-old Austin Clark, of Atlantic City, as a suspect in connection with all the incident. A.C. SWAT responded to the 500 block of Robinson Avenue to arrest Clark, who was considered armed and dangerous. As a perimeter was being set up, officers heard a single shot fired and then saw Clark come out of a rear doorway. Police chased him for a short time before finally arresting him. A handgun was recovered outside the home along with several pieces of evidence police say connects him to the shootings from Saturday. Two weapons were also recovered from inside the home. Clark had additional outstanding warrants from a shooting incident on June 8th. Clark faces multiple charges and is being held on over $1 million bail. Further charges are pending.
Police also arrested 20 year-old Abdul Bailey in connection with an armed carjacking, as well as a 17 year old who was found with a gun in his waistband.
Here is a timeline of the events Saturday in Atlantic City:
Around 6:30 Saturday evening, shots were fired near the 700 block of North Virginia Avenue. One person was wounded in that shooting and was located in the 800 block of North Maryland Avenue.
Atlantic City police were then called to Kentucky and Belfield Avenues, where a second victim was reportedly shot in the arm. The victim tells police that a black SUV pulled up and shot at him from the vehicle.
According to Sgt. Monica McMenamin, neither victims sustained any life threatening injuries and they have been released from AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.
Around 10:15 p.m., police responded to another possible shooting. Officers arrived to the School House Apartments on Martin Luther King Junior Blvd. for a report of a male shot. Officers did find a blood trail in one of the buildings but the preliminary investigation shows the possible victim left the scene before police arrived. It is also possible, police say, that the victim was assaulted but not shot.
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